With 2,300 miles of coastline and a subtropical climate marked by warm, humid summers and mild winters, Auckland promises much scope for boating. The city is also one of the sunniest in New Zealand, giving boaters ample excuses to hit the waters. The location of Auckland is one of the most beautiful. Its urban area is surrounded by two harbors — the Waitemata Harbour to the north and the Manukau Harbor to the south. There is almost 13,000 miles of rivers and streams watering Auckland in total.
The beautiful islands in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf surrounded by sparkling blue waters form the perfect spot to enjoy boating to the fullest. Depending upon your mood, you can either sit back and enjoy in one of the most luxurious dinner cruises or race an America’s Cup yacht; the options are aplenty. If you are looking for a short getaway for a few days, cruise to one of the islands that wait close by. If it is just the day that you want to enjoy, hop on your boat and explore the inner gulf of the city. There are a few ramps in the region including the Leigh, Omaha, Hobbs Bay, Sandspit, and more that make launching your boat easier.
Taking a jet boat ride is one of the most popular ways to explore Auckland. Amidst a few heart-stopping spins and turns you can experience the city’s majestic skyline, the awe-inspiring Rangitoto, Auckland’s island volcano, and watch the friendly dolphins. You can find jet boat tours at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland.